Westcott Announces New Collapsible Umbrellas

Perfect For Travel and On-Location Shoots!

43 inch Umbrellas That Fold Down to Just 14.5 inches!

UK, September 22nd 2010 – JP Distribution, the exclusive UK distributor for Westcott – one of the world leaders in professional photography and video lighting equipment – has announced the new range of Collapsible Umbrellas from Westcott.

Umbrellas allow for a quick and easy set-up. With the Westcott Collapsible Umbrella range, set-up is easier than ever! The 43″ umbrellas fold down to just 14.5″ enabling them to fit easily into any bag or backpack, meaning they are perfect for on location shoots.

Available in three different styles – optical white satin, soft silver and optical white satin with a removable black cover, this umbrella range can be used as shoot through diffusers, or to bounce a light source.

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Lastolite Announces Additions to Product Range at photokina 2010

September 22nd 2010, Lastolite Limited, the worlds leading manufacturer of backgrounds and lighting control systems for the photo, video and cinema industry, continues to add to its extensive product range with news of forthcoming launches at Photokina 2010.

Lastolite was founded 25 years ago and has developed from a company that manufactured the original reflecting panel into a company that now offers a very extensive portfolio of market leading products. To maintain their leading edge, Lastolite make significant investments into research and development. This ensures that they can continue to launch new innovative products to meet the needs of the ever changing photo and video markets.

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Ricoh Announces GR LENS A12 28 mm F2.5

A new GXR camera unit featuring a GR Lens and an APS-C size CMOS sensor

Exhibited at photokina 2010

Tokyo, Japan, September 21, 2010 – Ricoh Co., Ltd. (president and CEO: Shiro Kondo) today announced the development and release of GR LENS A12 28 mm F2.5, the fourth camera unit in the GXR interchangeable unit system. This product is being announced and exhibited at the photokina 2010 exhibition held in Cologne, Germany, beginning September 21, 2010.

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Lastolite Announces New Ezybox Speed-Lite

September 6th, 2010, Lastolite Limited, the worlds leading manufacturer of backgrounds and lighting control systems for the photo, video and cinema industry, has announced the launch of the new Ezybox Speed-Lite.

The new Ezybox Speed-Lite is a 22cm x 22cm mini softbox which attaches directly onto a flashgun whether it’s on or off the camera. The softbox folds in the same way as our other highly successful Ezybox softboxes making it an ultra portable solution for busy photographers. The Ezybox Speed-Lite also features an inner and outer diffusion layer (both removable) which delivers an unrivalled softness of light from such a small softbox.

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Black Rapid RS-W1 Women’s Strap

After many requests Black Rapid has designed a strap specifically for women, which provides comfort and speed of the R-Strap whilst adding a bit of elegance to help blend with dress apparel during formal events. The design team adjusted the R-Strap’s solid design pattern and developed a curved pattern specifically for the female form.

We are pleased to announce the release of Black Rapid’s RS-W1 as the world’s first camera strap designed specifically with the female in mind. It provides comfort, speed and durability along with graceful styling.

JP Code 430010 – SRP £65 Inc VAT

New PocketWizard AC3 Zone Controller (Press Release)

For many months, people have been asking when this unit will arrive and now we can tell you that shipping will begin at the end of June!

The AC3 ZoneController is the gem of the Control TL product line. Add it to your on-camera Mini TT1 Transmitter or Flex TT5 Transceiver and you instantly have three zones of flash control. Whether working in E-TTL or manual mode, you now have control over all your flashguns directly from the camera’s position. Put your flashguns wherever you want without worrying about having to access them during a shoot. With the AC3 ZoneController, you are in total control of your flash.

Three clearly labelled dials allow you to increase or decrease power to three zones of flash in 1/3-stop increments, with a range of up to six stops. Three switches allow you to change zones between Manual, Auto (Power Tracking E-TTL II) or OFF. Best of all, the design is simple with an intuitive interface.

When matched with the new Power ST5, you can also control Elinchrom RX heads from the camera position.

Key Features:

  • Three independent zones of flash control.
  • 6-stops of flash control in 1/3-stop increments.
  • Works in PowerTracking E-TTL II or Manual mode.
  • Turn zones On & Off remotely.
  • Works with Canon Speedlites, Elinchrom RX Alien Bees flash. Nikon coming soon.
  • Put your flashes where you want, without worrying about accessing them during a shoot.

The price… £59.99 inc VAT